Obituary of Jean Rolseth
(February 28, 1922 - July 18, 2020)
Jean Rolseth, beloved wife of the late, Paul Rolseth of Airdrie, AB, passed away on Saturday, July 18, 2020 at the age of 98 years.
Jean was born in Camrose, February 28, 1922 and grew up on the family farm near Duhamel. She graduated from the Camrose Lutheran College and later trained as a hairstylist. Jean enjoyed cooking, baking, sewing, knitting, reading, and gardening. She could make the most meager places look and feel like home. One of her most memorable vacations was a trip to Norway to visit Paul’s ancestral home. She will be remembered most for her soft voice, kind smile, love of nature, and family. She married her school friend, Paul Rolseth, on November 8, 1947 in Duhamel, AB. They moved to different parts of Alberta, British Columbia, and the USA and lived in Calgary during their children’s early school years and then moved to Camrose where they worked until retirement. Jean and Paul spent many happy years of retirement at Driedmeat Lake near Camrose.
Jean is survived by daughter Lynda (Gary) Vallet; daughter-in-law Nancy Rolseth; six grandchildren Todd (Tracey) Hirsch, Scott (Gail) Rolseth, Danny (Tara) Hirsch, Carla Moore, Mark (Stephanie) Rolseth and Kyle (Ceara) Rolseth; and fourteen great-grandchildren, sister Vi Casson; sisters-in-law Eve and Terry Barker.
She was predeceased by her parents Charlie and Harriet (Retta) Stewart; step-mother Sally Stewart (Barker); husband Paul Rolseth; son Colin Rolseth; sister Agnes Matheson; baby sister Marion; grandson in-law Trent Moore; brothers, Bill and Gary Barker; brothers-in-law Alan Matheson and Norm Casson.
Due to Covid a private celebration of life was held in Airdrie.
A graveside service is to follow at a later date in Camrose, Alberta.